Jacob whom I have lchosen,
The descendants of Abraham My mfriend.
And called from its farthest regions,
And said to you,
‘You are My servant,
I have chosen you and have not cast you away:
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
Shall be pashamed and disgraced;
They shall be as nothing,
And those who strive with you shall perish.
5Those who contended with you.
Those who war against you
Shall be as nothing,
As a nonexistent thing.
Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’
14 “Fear not, you qworm Jacob,
You men of Israel!
I will help you,” says the Lord
And your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
15 “Behold, rI will make you into a new threshing sledge with sharp teeth;
You shall thresh the mountains and beat them small,
And make the hills like chaff.
16 You shall swinnow them, the wind shall carry them away,
And the whirlwind shall scatter them;
You shall rejoice in the Lord,
And tglory in the Holy One of Israel.
Their tongues fail for thirst.
I, the Lord, will hear them;
I, the God of Israel, will not uforsake them.
18 I will open vrivers in desolate heights,
And fountains in the midst of the valleys;
I will make the wwilderness a pool of water,
And the dry land springs of water.
The myrtle and the oil tree;
I will set in the xdesert the cypress tree and the pine
And the box tree together,
20 yThat they may see and know,
And consider and understand together,
That the hand of the Lord has done this,
And the Holy One of Israel has created it.
Lit. Men of your strife